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1Not changed from a gas or vapour to a liquid:‘water in gaseous or uncondensed form’
- ‘This primordial energy is "free" or in an uncondensed state.’
- ‘A "bubbling chamber" is a flask where uncondensed gases are derived during the process of synthesis.’
- ‘Fig. 6A shows the fraction of uncondensed DNA in solution.’
- ‘Uncondensed exhaust gas may be routed from first collection vessel 470 through heated tempered glass tubing to a second collection vessel 475.’
- ‘A very powerful solar wind swept the uncondensed gas out of the Solar System and into the interstellar medium.’
- ‘Condensed DNA binds ligands more strongly than the uncondensed ones.’
- ‘The quantity of uncondensed steam rejected from the cylinder, per pound of steam supplied, is, therefore, 76.531.’
- ‘The return of the uncondensed steam would involve not only the return of the charge of heat contained in that steam, but also the return of all the energy which the vapor had yielded during its expansion.’
2Not shortened or compressed; whole:‘the uncondensed edition’
- ‘The poems are also insistently personal, at times extended and uncondensed.’
- ‘In Shakespeare's uncondensed edition the killing is done by dispatched assassins.’
- ‘I just rediscovered an amazing, lengthy (with 21 parts) "uncondensed history" of the station that's located on the KUOI website.’
- ‘I referred to my 968-page, 2-pound, 5-ounce "Condensed Materia Medica" (I wonder what the uncondensed edition weighs!)’
- ‘You should see the uncondensed version.’
- ‘There is way too much material to wade through in LaFave's uncondensed volume.’
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